Carolina Symposium Hashes Out IP Dilemmas
“The organizers of the recent Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity, and the Innovation Process must possess extraordinary confidence in their mastery of the kind of intellectual crowd control required to manage the range of people they invited to the conference, from computer hackers shouting ‘Let me be free!’ to businesspeople asking, ‘How can I find a revenue model in the new technologies and media?’ alongside artists asking, ‘How can I find a revenue model in the new technologies and media?’ (yes, artists are just businesspeople with funny haircuts) to librarians claiming, ‘Whatever emerges, we want a part of it,’ and a bevy of lawyers wondering, ‘How do all the doctrines I learned in law school–or (more urgently) teach in law school–hold up in the path of the current technological and social onslaught?’
“The glow of this conference lingers on in the shape of a new center that has just been announced by the law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a conference sponsor.”
Andy Oram. Autumn Symposium Rakes Over Copyright and Patent Law. O’Reilly Policy DevCenter. Nov. 10, 2005.
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